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Navajo elders: alone, without food, in despair

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

A Navajo reporter checks in on elderly people on the reservation. Hunger and neglect is what she finds
On a recent visit to the Navajo Nation, I sat with my parents in their garage while KTNN, a local Navajo radio station, played in the background. I listened to the beat of Navajo traditional two-step music and skip dance songs, thinking about the time in elementary school that my late grandmother stayed up all night to make me a traditional Navajo outfit for a fundraising event. In between songs, messages in Diné encouraged listeners to stay home, pleading with the public to think of the...
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